Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine offers full diagnostic testing and all therapies for state-of-the-art infertility treatment. ACRM delivers advanced care with a personal touch. We emphasize quality of treatment combined with human warmth. As specialists in Reproductive Endocrinology, we can quickly arrive at a diagnosis and formulate an efficient, effective therapy.
Our infertility treatments offer all advanced reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), egg freezing, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
Our physicians can provide full evaluation and treatment for the sources of infertility, including polycystic ovary disease, premature ovarian failure, recurrent pregnancy loss, and endometriosis.
While there is much in the news media and on the Internet about high-tech assisted reproductive technologies (ART) like IVF, most couples facing infertility can be helped with lower level treatments. After a cause of infertility is diagnosed, physicians first consider traditional reproductive treatment with fertility drugs and intrauterine insemination (IUI), if fallopian tubes are patent and semen quality is adequate. With IUI, also referred to as artificial insemination, millions of sperm are placed directly into the uterus when the woman is most fertile, immediately prior to and during ovulation.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the fertilization of an egg by sperm outside the body. Once fertilization has occurred and normal embryo development is confirmed, it is transferred to the uterus. If implantation occurs, the remaining development of the embryo occurs naturally within the mother.
Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) includes both Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), and refers to testing that is performed on embryos that are derived from the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process. PGS allows the IVF team to determine which embryos have a normal number of chromosomes, whereas PGD diagnoses embryos that are affected by a specific disease. PGS and PGD can be performed separately or together, and ACRM has extensive experience with these technologies.
For many years freezing of fertilized eggs has been a routine part of IVF treatments. New developments in freezing technology however make unfertilized egg freezing now a practical option for those needing donor eggs or wishing to freeze their own eggs.
There are multiple causes of infertility. The three biggest individual causes are abnormalities of ovulation, abnormalities of the fallopian tubes and male factors. These 3 factors account for some 80% of cases of infertility, and the male alone is the cause in 20-35% of cases of infertility.
For many couples, choosing to use donated eggs provides the only realistic option for fulfilling their dream of parenthood. Egg Donors and Recipients are each evaluated to ensure their appropriateness for this specialized therapy.
We are very sensitive to the unique needs of our LGBT patients and any special needs they have in family building. In addition, we provide the necessary referrals to facilitate the family building process. Such referrals include those to attorneys specializing in reproductive and adoption law.
A gestational carrier or surrogate is one who has no genetic ties to the child, but will carry and deliver a child for an individual or couple. Typically, IVF is used to create embryos outside the womb, and then transfer those embryos back into the surrogate's uterus.
Occasionally, infertility patients require reproductive surgery to enhance their chance of conceiving. ACRM is the only infertility clinic in Atlanta that offers minimally invasive surgery using the technologically advanced da Vinci Surgical System. Dr. Robin Fogle has undergone extensive training in order to use and make this state of the art robotic surgical system available to ACRM patients.